Ryan Garcia is coming to the protection of Adrien Broner — who pulled out of his scheduled bout with Omar Figueroa Jr. citing psychological well being points — applauding the previous champ for the choice, regardless of how followers could react.
“Love you AB, i do know it’s not straightforward to step again and take time from the ring, however little doubt taking this time you’ll come again more healthy and stronger,” Garcia wrote on Twitter.
“Focusing in your psychological well being will not be weak point it’s energy. You bought my help #MentalHealthAwareness” he added.
After all, Garcia has publicly handled psychological well being points himself. In February, Garcia revealed he was battling depression, even admitting issues received so unhealthy, “I needed to kill myself at one level.”
Like Broner this week, Ryan withdrew from his struggle with Javier Fortuna in April (they ultimately fought in July — Ryan received by way of KO in sixth Rd.).
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As we reported yesterday, 33-year-old Broner called off his bout in opposition to Figueroa on Aug. 20 in Hollywood, FL. … saying he is not in the best way of thinking to compete.
“Man, I am going through loads at this second in my life however I ain’t go surrender I set some extra objectives and UI ain’t stopping till I end what I began however sorry to say this however I am not combating #August20th,” Broner wrote.
Broner additionally stated, “I must make some adjustments for the higher as a substitute of worrying about different folks emotions and pleasing them when In all actuality I’ve nothing to show to no person” … including he wanted to beat this impediment earlier than he risked his life contained in the squared circle.
32-year-old Figueroa, nevertheless, wasn’t shopping for AB’s reasoning for withdrawing on the final minute … and ripped the 34-4-1 fighter, difficult him to show he is looking for assist, and never pulling out for different causes (OF accuses AB of not being in form).
“Not saying you DON’T endure from psychological well being points as WE CAN ALL let you know do, simply do not use it as an excuse now after you’ve got been undisciplined and never taking this struggle/coaching camp severely,” Figueroa wrote on social media.
“If it actually IS psychological well being, PLEASE SHOW US THE PROOF THAT YOU WENT AND SOUGHT PROFESSIONAL HELP,” Omar added.
Sadly … this is not the primary time Broner and Figueroa have been set to conflict. In 2018, it was Figueroa who pulled out of their scheduled struggle … as a result of an damage.
Omar shall be combating Sergey Lipinets (16-2-1) rather than Broner.